Kelian is a ten-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the oldest child in his family and has one other sibling. His mother supports their family by selling household wares at her shop. Kelian was born with clubfoot, a condition in which his feet develop inward instead of outward. He has undergone a lot of treatment for his condition, but nothing has proven effective. On June 26, Kelian will undergo surgery to correct his feet at AIC Cure International Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $1,224 to cover the cost of his treatment. Kelian has dreams to be a pilot and is hoping this surgery will be the first step in the right direction to achieving his goals. Kelian's mother is very grateful for all the donors' help!
Muthini is a three-year-old boy from Kenya and the youngest of ten children. Muthini was born severely knock-kneed on his right leg. Muthini's condition makes it difficult to walk, and he trips and falls a lot while playing. If left untreated, his condition will worsen over time, making it extremely difficult to walk to school or get a job in the future. Muthini is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on July 3. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to cover a five-night hospital stay, labs, medication, radiology, supplies and physician consultation for his surgery. Muthini's mother hopes that the surgery will give her son the chance to attend school and lead a normal life.
Victor is a five-year-old boy from Kenya. He likes playing with other children and also loves being in school. Although Victor was born a healthy baby boy, he was diagnosed with acquired clubfoot of his left foot about two years ago. This condition means that over time, his left foot began to curve inward until the sole of his foot is no longer able to stand flat on the ground. Because of this, he experiences pain while walking, standing, and playing. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Victor is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his clubfoot on July 3. His family is requesting $1,224 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. "My joy is to see my son receive treatment and advance in his studies. The help will be a great blessing to our family. May God bless Watsi for the initiative of helping those who are unable to afford for the surgery,” Victor's mother says.
Dorcas is a four-year-old girl from Kenya. Dorcas was born with clubfoot, a condition in which the feet are rotated inwards at the ankle. As a result, Dorcas’s feet knock each other when she tries to walk and she experiences severe pain due to her deformity. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Dorcas is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her clubfoot on July 3. Her family is requesting $1,224 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After her recovery, Dorcas will be able to walk, stand, and play free of pain. “My life’s dream is to see all of my children one day become independent. I cannot afford the amount to cater for my daughter’s surgery and your help will be of great importance to her. God bless you," her father says.
Ezra is a calm, two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third child and the youngest in his family. When Ezra was born, he was diagnosed with clubfoot, a condition in which the feet bend inward, making it so that he is unable to stand on the soles of his feet. Over time, his condition has gotten worse, making it increasingly difficult and painful to stand and walk. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Ezra is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his clubfoot on July 10. His father is requesting $1,224 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. "I cannot afford to pay for my son's treatment since I am the only breadwinner in the family and also I have unsettled bills for my wife in the hospital,” says Ezra's father.
Willy is a 22-year-old man from Kenya. He is the the second born in a family of eight children. Willy's parents are peasant farmers. Willy was hit by a vehicle and sustained bilateral hip injuries. Willy has not received any treatment since the accident occurred, due to his family's tight finances. Willy is in pain and cannot stand or walk without support. Willy's family is not able to raise the funds needed for his treatment. Willy's mother says, “Please help my son go for surgery. Even if we went back home, there is no way could raise the money. In fact the money we used to come to the hospital was raised by well-wishers.” Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $1,231 to fund Willy's surgery. He will undergo surgery to repair his hip injuries on July 10.
Derrick is a five-year-old boy living in Kenya with his mother, father, and two older siblings. He is a smart and playful child who loves to learn. Derrick's mother became worried about his growth when she noticed that his legs were bowing sharply outward as he grew taller. She hoped that the condition would improve on its own, but sought medical help when she realized it was worsening and beginning to affect his walking. Doctors have recommended that Derrick undergo corrective surgery to protect against loss of mobility and allow him to live more comfortably. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to fund Derrick's surgery, which will be performed on July 3. Derrick's mother is hopeful that this surgery will help her son live a normal life. "I am appealing to you to assist my son get surgery as he was scheduled by the doctor," his mother says.
Evelyne is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She's the second born in a family of three children. Evelyne suffers from congenital angular deformity, a condition in which the joints or bones themselves bend abnormally. Her bones are also very weak and keep breaking. Because of her condition, Evelyne cannot walk or stand on her own, making it difficult for her to play with other kids or attend school. Evelyne has been treated with casting, but her condition has not improved. On June 22, Evelyne will undergo corrective surgery to treat her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to cover the cost of the surgery, five nights of hospital stay, medication, and medical supplies. “My joy is to see my daughter rising up and walk after surgery. I would also want to see her going to school. Due to the struggles I am experiencing, I would request for your help,” says Evelyne's father.
Dorcas is a seven-year-old girl and bright student from Kenya. She dreams of being a politician or doctor when she grows up. Dorcas has clubfoot, a condition in which the bottom of her foot curves inward and upward, making it difficult and painful to walk. She has been using orthotics and doing physical therapy, but her condition is not improving. She sometimes falls as she walks and plays with other kids. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund surgery to correct her clubfoot, which is scheduled for July 10. Dorcas and her mother hope the treatment will allow her to walk comfortably. "I would love to see my daughter walking well and progressing with her studies. She is a very bright girl and an achiever. I ask for support because I really cannot afford the bill," her mother says.
Susan is a five-year-old girl living in Kenya with her parents and four siblings. When Susan was three years old, she started limping and was unable to walk well. She was diagnosed with rickets, which lead to her developing genu valgus, also known as being "knock-kneed." Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Susan is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her "knock-knees" on July 10. Her family is requesting $1,165 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Following her recovery, Susan will be able to walk comfortably, and she will be able to go to school and play with the other children. “I am kindly appealing to you to help my daughter have surgery," Susan's mother shares. "Currently we cannot afford the amount stated. I would like to see her going to school and playing with other kids at home. God bless you for your help."
Mercy is a seven-year-old girl living in Kenya with her mother and sibling. She is very social and has a beautiful smile. Mercy's mother is a vendor who sells vegetables in the village. She is a single mother and thus the sole provider in the family. Mercy is in the second class in her primary school. Mercy is a very bright girl and would like to be a doctor in the future. Mercy has left-sided hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy, and also left-sided clubfoot. Clubfoot is an umbrella term for congenital foot abnormalities, which includes when the foot is twisted out of shape or position. As a result, the tendons in the limbs are shorter than usual, and further complications of limited movement and stability may occur. With the combination of the hemiplegia and clubfoot, Mercy has difficulties walking. She needs surgery for clubfoot correction. Her mother is unable to afford the corrective surgery and needs financial assistance. The total cost of her procedure is $1,224, and covers medications, supplies, and six days of inpatient care. Her procedure is scheduled for July 10. "My desire is to see a bright future for my daughter," shares Mercy's mother. "I will be happy to see my daughter going for surgery and coming out of the operation room."
Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert's mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father is a subsistence farmer and casual laborer on neighboring farms. In January, Gilbert injured his left elbow while playing with friends at school. Due to lack of money, he was not taken to the hospital. His hand has worsened since the accident. He cannot fold his hand up or lift anything, and thus he needs to undergo surgery. He will receive treatment on August 14. Now, his family needs help raising $1,165 for surgery. “I am appealing to people of good will to help me for I cannot afford to pay the bill," says Gilbert's mother. "My son has been living in pain since he fell in January and I am troubled by his condition as he grows. I kindly appeal for your help."